Christmas always has me dreaming of red velvet and why wait for dessert.  This Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake is the perfect breakfast for your holiday or any day.  Tons of crumb topping packed on top of a moist and delicious red velvet cake never tasted so good!  Keep scrolling so see how simple it is to make.

Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

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Is there anything better than a crumb cake for breakfast?  I agree, there really isn’t!  Crumb topping is the bomb!  

I am pretty sure that you could put it on about anything and it would taste fabulous.  

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Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

How to make a Red Velvet Crumb Cake

Red Velvet Crumb Cake starts with a cake mix.  Prepare it just like the back of the box says, nothing complicated.  If you want to add something extra then 1/4 cup of sour cream would be great.  I like to use a hand held mixer but you can definitely do this step by hand.

Pour the prepared cake mix into a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

The crumb topping comes together quickly.  Combine butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl using a fork or pastry blender.

The key to make the perfect crumb topping is to not over mix.  If you over mix the topping it will become more of a paste and you want it to be a crumb.

Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Take the crumb mixture and spread it liberally all over the prepared red velvet cake mix.  It should cover the entire cake nicely.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

When the cake is baked you will notice that a lot of the crumb topping has sunk down into the cake and that is exactly what you want.

Those little nuggets of goodness sink down into the cake and create pockets of buttery goodness.

Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

You can serve it warm or at room temperature and either way is amazing!  My family raved about it for days!

It might not be what you would typically think of for breakfast but it couldn’t be more perfect!  The color, the flavors, the texture…all combine to make a crumb cake that dreams are made of.

I promise that your holiday will be a whole lot better with it served on your table.

Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

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Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe Made with a Cake Mix

Moist red velvet cake is piled high with crumb topping and perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cake Batter

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 1 cup brown sugar {packed}
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray {set aside}.

Red Velvet Cake Batter

  1. Combine the red velvet cake mix, eggs and oil in a medium bowl and mix until everything is combined well. {I used a hand held mixer} Pour batter into prepared 9x13 pan and spread into an even layer.

Crumb Topping

  1. In a small bowl combine all of the crumb mixture ingredients.  Work the mixture together into small crumbs using a fork.  Don't over work the mixture or you will get a paste and it will change the texture.  Sprinkle the crumbs in an even and thick layer over the top of the red velvet cake batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

  2. Remove your red velvet crumb cake from the oven and serve warm or let the cake cool completely and cover. Cake will stay moist for 3 days at room temperature or 4-5 in the refrigerator. It also freezes for up to 3 months.

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6 Comments on Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe with a Cake Mix

  1. I”m in love with this recipe and I”m wondering where it has been my whole life. I love love love red velvet and the grocery store used to make the most amazing red velvet muffins, but they haven’t in years. I can’t wait to try this to replace my muffins on Christmas morning.

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